From PTI to JUI-F: Better stop Dharna politics to save Pakistan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced that it would take to the streets after allegations of rigging in the 2013 elections, and today the opposition parties, including Maulana Fazlur Rehman, have declared the 2018 elections fake and the prime minister elected.

What is clear is that governments cannot be eliminated from protests and demonstration. PTI’s 126-day sit-in is one such instance which was initiated for the sake of gaining ultimate goal of then-PM’s resignation. Prolonged sit-downs cause problems for the country as it paralyze state functionary.

Despite all this, PTI came to nothing but rendered irreparable damage to the country. The Chinese president’s visit to Pakistan was canceled and then finally after 126 days Imran Khan stopped his sit-in with no evident success.

Politics of sit-in has begun once again. Maulana Fazlur Rehman has visited Islamabad with his staff members and is demanding the resignation of Imran Khan. It was right or not right now, the people choose the prime minister and it is the people’s right to review how the government is doing and how many facilities are available to the people.

As recently as in Lebanon, when the government imposed taxes on the WhatsApp, the whole country, the people were taken out on the streets and then the prime minister had to resign. It is not right to seek the resignation of the unlucky Prime Minister by spreading such conditions that any undemocratic force get benefit.

The country is going through difficult times today. Pakistan, on one hand, is voicing the world over the atrocities in occupied Kashmir, and on the other hand, the US and the Afghan Taliban are playing a key role in the negotiations.

India or Afghanistan can benefit even by peaceful protest in Pakistan. And this dilemma can only be gotten rid of if government realize the sanctity of the situation.

Khan Sahib had indeed made big claims before coming to power, promised to give five million houses and one million jobs, told not to go to the IMF but then to head towards IMF to save the meager economy. Furthermore, there were many such claims and promises which were unnecessary and are yet to be fulfilled.

With rising inflation, every segment is worried that young people are crying about not getting jobs.

Despite all this, Khan says there is no panic. There are indeed inflation and many other issues. People protest against the government’s policies. Give your recommendations. Settlements through dialogue is the only solution but for enhancing its effectiveness the parties need to be serious than to be at loggerheads with each others.

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